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The Definition of Health: Towards New Perspectives

The definition of health is not just a theoretical issue, because it has many implications for practice, policy, and health services. The current definition of health, formulated by the WHO, is no longer adequate for dealing with the new challenges in health care systems. Despite many attempts to re …

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THE WHO DEFINITION OF HEALTH: A CRITICAL READING

The purpose of this article is to clarify the meaning of health, starting from the analysis of the definition of health stated by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948, highlighting its strengths and its critical aspects. The considerations on …

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Definitions and measurement of health literacy in health …

All health literacy definitions and instruments were considered in relation to category 1 (describing basic reading and writing skills, disease-specific knowledge and practical skills) and category 2 (social health literacy competence and the ability to interpret and critically assess health information). The categories were inspired by Nutbeam

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It's here! Are we ready

Issue addressed: Climate changes and environmental degradation caused by anthropogenic activities are having an irrefutable impact on human health. The critical role played by health promotion in addressing environmental challenges has a history in seminal charters--such as the Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion--that explicitly link human well-being with the natural …

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[Validity and consistency of the entries in the Health Care …

The scope of this article is to verify the validity and consistency of entries in medical records and self-reporting about the use of the health services by elderly users of the Health Care Network. It involved a cross-sectional, population-based observational study. Entries in medical, dental, home …

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Evaluation of the Public Health Emergency Response to …

Objectives: This study evaluated the response in Daegu, Korea to the first wave of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic according to a public health emergency response model. Methods: After an examination of the official data reported by the city of Daegu and the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as a literature review and …

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Health state valuation in mild to moderate cognitive …

Methods: The authors performed health state valuations (HSVs) of current and hypothetical future health states on 47 pairs of patients with mild to moderate cognitive impairment and their caregivers using computer-based standard gamble, time tradeoff, and rating scale techniques. Results: Patients' mean (SD) age was 74.6 (9.3) years. About half

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Assessment of occupational health risk from multiple …

This review is a critical survey and evaluation of recent literature on solvent interactions for the assessment of health risk. It addresses the implications of multiple solvent exposures 1) by examining the influence of solvent-solvent and ethanol-solvent interactions on the biological indices of chemical exposure, and 2) by indicating how the eventual modifying effects can be …

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Health policy: Upholding the Affordable Care Act

Health Policy / economics* Humans Jurisprudence* Neoplasms / economics* Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act / economics* United States

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Enhancing the role of occupational health services in the …

Occupational risk assessment is the core of any practice in occupational health and safety at the workplace. In Italy, the implementation of the preventive measures required by law (DPCM of April 26, 2020 and subsequent modifications and integrations) can exempt the employers from legal disputes in case of COVID-19 infection among employees.

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SARS-CoV-2-positive patients display considerable differences in

Affiliations 1 Systems and Chemical Biology Division, Department of Integrative Biomedical Sciences, Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa.; 2 Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Kigali, Rwanda.; 3 Next Generation Sequencing Unit and Division of Virology, Faculty of …

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Impact of body mass index on the effectiveness of a disease …

Purpose: To examine the impact of body mass index (BMI) on the effectiveness of a disease management-health promotion intervention among community-dwelling Medicare beneficiaries with disabilities. Design: Secondary data analyses of a randomized controlled trial. Settings: Nineteen counties in upstate New York and on the West Virginia-Ohio border.

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Measuring the availability of human resources for health and its

From the WHO National Health Workforce Accounts, we identified 2950 country-years of data. We mapped data from all occupational coding systems to the International Standard Classification of Occupations 1988 (ISCO-88), allowing for standardised estimation of densities for 16 categories of health workers across the full time series.

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What Is Population Health

Population health includes health outcomes, patterns of health determinants, and policies and interventions that link these two. Attention to social and environmental, as well as medical, determinants of health is essential. The population health lens can be used at the individual, practice, institutional, and community levels.

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Health service utilisation during the COVID-19 pandemic in sub …

Introduction: There are concerns about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the continuation of essential health services in sub-Saharan Africa. Through the Countdown to 2030 for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health country collaborations, analysts from country and global public health institutions and ministries of health assessed the trends in selected services for …

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Health literacy and long-term health outcomes following …

Introduction: Low health literacy is common in people with cardiovascular disease and may be one factor that affects an individual's ability to maintain secondary prevention health behaviours following myocardial infarction (MI). However, little is known about the association between health literacy and longer-term health outcomes in people with MI.

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Enteropathogens and Rotavirus Vaccine Immunogenicity in a …

Affiliations 1 From the Zvitambo Institute for Maternal and Child Health Research, Harare, Zimbabwe.; 2 Centre for Genomics & Child Health, Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom.; 3 Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.; 4 Vaccine Testing Center, College of Medicine, …

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The Decreasing Age at Menarche in Mexico

Study objective: To estimate the current age at menarche in 2 urban areas from Mexico and to analyze secular trends in the age at menarche in Mexico City. Design: Cross-sectional survey and secondary data analyses. Setting: (1) Samples of female students from Mexico City and from the city of Xalapa; and (2) national health surveys.

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The Natural History of Asymptomatic Gallstones: a Longitudinal …

7 Department of Medicine, Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center, North Bergen, NJ, USA. 8 Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA; Center for Value-Based Care Research, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA. Electronic address: [email protected]

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The Health Equity Framework: A Science- and Justice-Based Model …

The HEF is a practical tool for leaders and professionals in public health research and practice to reflect on and support a shift toward addressing health inequities resulting from the interplay of structural, relational, individual, and physiological factors.

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Acute hepatitis A and B in patients with chronic liver disease

Retrospective and prospective studies have demonstrated that the occurrence of acute hepatitis A in patients with chronic liver disease is associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality than in previously healthy individuals with acute hepatitis A. The mortality associated with acute hepati …

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Moral imagination in simulation-based communication skills training

This article presents an unexplored concept in the simulation literature: the exercise of moral imagination by the health professional student. Drawing from the works of Hume, Aristotle and Gadamer, a conceptualization of moral imagination is first provided. Next, this article argues that students must exercise moral imagination on two levels

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Health information technology and digital innovation for national

Health information technology can support the development of national learning health and care systems, which can be defined as health and care systems that continuously use data-enabled infrastructure to support policy and planning, public health, and personalisation of care. The COVID-19 pandemic …

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The relationships between feelings of satisfaction and burden with

Health promotion volunteers (HPVs) working to promote community health in Japan feel both satisfaction and burden with their community engagement activities. This study examined the relationship between their satisfaction and burden toward their activities and social support. A mail-in self-check qu …

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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Mental Health and Mental Health …

During the pandemic, the overall mental health of the US population declined. Given higher rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths experienced by communities of color along with greater exposure to pandemic-related stressors (e.g., unemployment, food insecurity), we expect that the decline in mental health during the pandemic was more pronounced among Black, Hispanic, …

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Measuring Best Practices for Workplace Safety, Health, and Well …

Objective: To present a measure of effective workplace organizational policies, programs, and practices that focuses on working conditions and organizational facilitators of worker safety, health and well-being: the workplace integrated safety and health (WISH) assessment. Methods: Development of this assessment used an iterative process involving a modified Delphi …

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Does job strain mediate the effect of socioeconomic group on …

Aims: The aim was to compare the impact of socioeconomic groups (SEG) on the risk of being a daily smoker or quitter, and to investigate whether the potentially mediating effect of psychosocial working conditions was similar in the Danish and the Swedish populations. Methods: The study populations consisted of 10,049 employed participants, aged 18-64 years, 51% women, …

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Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Patients under 50 Years of Age

Introduction: Incidence of early-onset colorectal cancer (EO-CRC) is increasing in younger demographics. This study analyzes disease-specific survival in individuals under 50 years of age. Methods: Patients with colorectal malignancy were identified in the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database from 2004 to 2015.

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Results of surgical salvage of locoregional recurrence of carcinoma …

The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of surgical salvage of local and nodal recurrence of carcinoma of the oral tongue after radiotherapy failure. Of the 47 patients in this retrospective review (between 1980 and 1992), there were 25 with local recurrence alone, 11 with locoregional re …

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Reported injury, hospitalization, and injury fatality rates among …

Hospitalization and fatality rates were higher among young adult workers ages 19-21 years; non-Hispanic Whites; and, males. Percent fatality for ages 19-21 years was greater than ages 14-17 years and 18 years. Declines in hospitalization rates corresponded to decreases in reported injuries among career-technical-vocational education students.

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The health equity measurement framework: a comprehensive …

Background: Despite the wealth of frameworks on social determinants of health (SDOH), two current limitations include the relative superficial description of factors affecting health and a lack of focus on measuring health equity. The Health Equity Measurement Framework (HEMF) addresses these gaps by providing a more encompassing view of the …

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Measurement of Health Disparities, Health Inequities, and Social

Reduction of health disparities and advancement of health equity in the United States require high-quality data indicative of where the nation stands vis-à-vis health equity, as well as proper analytic tools to facilitate accurate interpretation of these …

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Health, Health-Related Quality of Life, and Quality of Life: What is

The terms health, health-related quality of life (HRQoL), and quality of life (QoL) are used interchangeably. Given that these are three key terms in the literature, their appropriate and clear use is important. This paper reviews the history and …

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Obesity and asthma at school entry: co-morbidities and temporal …

Anthropometric measurements were obtained from health assessments by school nurses. Child obesity was defined using the age and sex-specific Cole criteria. Time trends for the prevalence of obesity and other disorders, and the association between 'current asthma' and co-morbidities were analysed using multiple logistic regression and other

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Body Mass Index: Obesity, BMI, and Health: A Critical Review

His PhD degree is in biochemistry. He has more than 250 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, and he is the winner of numerous prestigious academic and scientific awards, including the 2014 Physician/Clinician Award of the American Diabetes Association. PMID: 27340299. PMCID: PMC4890841. DOI: 10.1097/NT.0000000000000092.

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Water, hydration, and health

This review examines the current knowledge of water intake as it pertains to human health, including overall patterns of intake and some factors linked with intake, the complex mechanisms behind water homeostasis, and the effects of variation in water intake on health and energy intake, weight, and human performance and functioning.

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Health Literacy and Women's Reproductive Health: A Systematic …

Background: Health literacy is thought to impact women's reproductive health, yet no comprehensive systematic reviews have been conducted on the topic. Our objective was to systematically identify, investigate, and summarize research on the relationship between health literacy and women's reproductive health knowledge, behaviors, and outcomes.

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